Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, Florida - Basic Facts

The Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place had a population of 23,120 as of July 1, 2016. Palm River-Clair Mel CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palm River-Clair Mel CDP is located at latitude 27.9245 and longitude -82.3794 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles.

The Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403391) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Palm River-Clair Mel Census Designated Place is located within Palm River-Gibsonton CCD of Hillsborough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm River-Clair Mel CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 23,120
Population in Households 23,085
Population in Familes 19,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 35
Population Density1 2,010
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 7,649
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 5,627
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,363 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,286 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 688 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $116,347
Average Home Value $133,744


Median Household Income $36,878
Average Household Income $50,223
Per Capita Income $16,668
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.71%
Households 1.32% 1.6%
Families 1.23% 1.54%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Palm River-Clair Mel CDP, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm River-Clair Mel CDP to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 82nd
Population Density1 # 382 59th
Diversity Index2 # 24 97th
Median Household Income # 701 24th
Per Capita Income # 790 14th

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